Hiking or eco travel has become more popular these days as we all want to go out to do some exercise, get some sun and breathe fresh air. Sunblock and insect repellent are important items to carry, particularly in the summer because you will be picking the trails in shades. Simple. Why more mosquitoes in the summer? As the hot weather of summer arrives, mosquito season reaches its peak. The warm temperatures make them pass through their life cycle faster, laying eggs, hatching and growing fast. What attracts mosquitoes? The answer is not “you” or “me”. Mosquitoes are attracted to a number of things according to various researches: Carbon dioxideWe all emit carbon dioxide when we breathe out. We also produce more when we are active, such as during exercise and hiking. Mosquitoes detect changes in carbon dioxide in their environment and will find their potential host nearby. ColorsResearch has shown that mosquitoes are attracted to dark color. So people with dark skin tend to attract mosquitoes which is also more active in shades, dusk and dawn. Body order, heat and body vaporMosquitoes…

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